Small Sources 20: These 126 baptisms took place in Wexford (probably in the Gorey area) between 1783 and 1790. The originals are in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Co. Dublin (Ms. C 104 – Baptisms). See www.franciscans.ie/friaries/killiney for more information on this archive. We thank the Franciscan order for access to their records and for permission to publish. They were transcribed by Jim Ryan of Ancestor Network. Although a monastic order, the Franciscans provided the parish clergy in Wexford (and therefore maintained the Birth and Marriage records) until the 1840s. Most of these Wexford records are already on-line on the National Library of Ireland website http://registers.nli.ie. However, the Franciscan library was found to have some additional records which were not in these on-line records. These are in a soft-cover notebook and in some associated loose pages. Some of the pages are very badly damaged. An example is shown below. Based on the locations cited, the baptisms would appear to be mainly from the Gorey area. Based on the hand-writing, several different priests compiled these entries. The name spellings are as shown (i.e. Margret for Margaret, Cathrine for Catherine, Jone for Joan, Petter for Peter etc). Spns. is Sponsors or god-parents, and the baptisms were apparently conducted in the child’s home, which would not have been unusual at the time. Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to conduct further research on these individuals, and/or to obtain copies 0f the original. Click here and quote ‘Wexford SS12’ in the subject line.
Jn May 1783
2 Baptised at Aughullen Patrick, for Michael & Anne Fannen,
Spns. Jon. Allen and Jone Murphy
5 Baptised at Monalee Mary, for Petter and Marjory Doyle
6 Baptised at Gorey Allice, for Roger and Margret Mooney
Spns. Dennis Casey and Allice Kinck…logh